Thursday, August 12, 2004

Urdu version of Microsoft Windows

Urdu version of Microsoft Windows: "The Urdu version of Microsoft Windows would be introduced in Pakistan soon as a majority of its people have a problem understanding and writing English, said Information Technology Minister Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari. The move was aimed at improving the literacy rate in the country, The News quoted him as saying. According to government statistics, 50-55 per cent of the country's population was literate but only eight per cent of this population could read English. "

1 comment:

KO said...

The government should be out there pushing Urdu Linux, instead of Windows. It doesn't make sense for the govt. to be pushing for a solution which is going to be overpriced for the majority of people who need it.

There are already existing efforts to make a urdu distro over at LinuxPakistan.net.